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The Bear’s Den @ America's Switzerland

Entire apartment hosted by Lea
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Own the sunset and the Winter Wonderland at America's Switzerland @ The Wigwam when you book a getaway at the Bear's Den. Perched on the Western Summit with unobstructed view of The tri-state mountains you're 2050' above sea level and the sunset from your apartment is simply stunning! Play in the snow or binge watch your favorite series on Netflix. Grab some carry out or cook a simple meal yourself . Breath the fresh Berkshire air and get away from it all!

The space
It's breathtakingly beautiful in the winter up at the Wigwam Western Summit and this is our first winter season.

Due to Covid19 we are required to gather detailed contact tracing info. We offer a BYOB (Bring your own beddings) cleaning option for a $45 reduction of the cleaning fee if you bring your own beddings and towels. This fee will be refunded when Airbnb releases the funds to the host.

The best part about the Bear’s Den is the nature that surrounds it. From the comfort of your bed you can enjoy the stunning, unobstructed view of Mt. Greylock and the Taconic Mountains. In the morning you can wake up to misty clouds beneath your feet. The Bear Den has a private entrance, heat, and free parking.
The apartment is quiet, modern and has a bit of rustic charm with live edge shelves, hand finished bar top.

The apartment is self contained with a kitchen (full size refrigerator, microwave, convection oven, Keurig coffee machine, a bar table, two bar stools, a long bench and the most comfortable memory foam mattress! ) There is a TV, a deck, a full bath with a tub and shower next to the bedroom. This is a smoke free and pet free environment. Please do NOT show up with a dog.

Guest access
The whole summit and the private trail system. We also operate the Wigwam Woodlands Experience and conducted guided excursions from Art Tours to Snow Shoe Adventures. We also rent snow shoes so you can take full advantage of being in America's Switzerland and enjoy the winter wonderland!

Other things to note
The Bear's Den is walking distance to the Hoosac Range Trail head and winter hiking and snow shoeing is wonderful up here. Just walk up the Wigwam parking lot along the Mohawk Trail about 70 feet and you will see the trail head.

One question we get a lot is how to turn on the shower. 1. Turn on the water 2. On the mouth of the tub spout (where the water comes out) there's a ring (a circular thingie) that you pull (gently) down. The water will come out of the shower head if you pull down on it.
Own the sunset and the Winter Wonderland at America's Switzerland @ The Wigwam when you book a getaway at the Bear's Den. Perched on the Western Summit with unobstructed view of The tri-state mountains you're 2050' above sea level and the sunset from your apartment is simply stunning! Play in the snow or binge watch your favorite series on Netflix. Grab some carry out or cook a simple meal yourself . Breath the fr… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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North Adams, Massachusetts, United States

Located on the Mohawk Trail just 1/2 mile from the famous Hair Pin Turn. Our property is on nearly 4 acres and our private trail system connects with the Hoosac Range Trail system. You can enjoy nature and a quick trip to downtown to Mass MOCA or dine at one of the best restaurants in North Adams. Or, stay in and cook your own meal while enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sunset.
Located on the Mohawk Trail just 1/2 mile from the famous Hair Pin Turn. Our property is on nearly 4 acres and our private trail system connects with the Hoosac Range Trail system. You can enjoy nature and a…

Hosted by Lea

Joined in May 2013
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I've retired from working in the corporate and non profit world to focus on my second act (eco tourism) in the Berkshires. In 2018 I met the man of my dreams (Wayne) and together we bought the Wigwam Western Summit which had been abandoned for more than a decade. We renovated the Wigwam Coffeehouse in 2018, the 4 cabins in 2019 and during Covid since we couldn't open the coffee house we completely renovate the Wigwam Lodge. We love spending time outdoors whether it's hiking, running or snowshoeing. People say nature is food for the soul and we are constantly hungry for more of it! In 2021 we are working with the local community (local guides and artists) to launch the Wigwam Woodland Experiences. Guests can enjoy guided hikes, night hikes (w headlamps), guided snow shoe adventure, North Adams Art Walk (with an artist)..etc. We also rent snow shoes in the winter since we get so much now! We love hosting and are available to provide recommendations to make your stay more enjoyable!
I've retired from working in the corporate and non profit world to focus on my second act (eco tourism) in the Berkshires. In 2018 I met the man of my dreams (Wayne) and together w…
During your stay
One of us is always on the property and I check my emails often. We respect our guests privacy and are available to chat if you have time. Wayne is a local and knows all the good places to visit. During Covid there are a few local restaurants we recommend for take outs and delivery.
One of us is always on the property and I check my emails often. We respect our guests privacy and are available to chat if you have time. Wayne is a local and knows all the good…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy